Ongoing Events

Boston Latino International Film Festival

Estimados Amigos,

BLIFF is celebrating our 12th anniversary, thanks to the continued support of our sponsors, filmmakers, volunteers and audience!

We have secured a phenomenal line-up of films this years so please review our schedule for all of the programs and mark you calendars now! All of the films will premiere in Boston, and all Spanish-language films will be subtitled in English.

BLIFF’s mission is to “bring communities together through film”. When the festival was first established in 2002, the coordinators sought to accomplish a number of goals. First, they wanted to screen the best Latin American films in the three following categories: feature films, short films, and documentary films. Second, the festival sought to show films that portrayed more accurate depictions of the Latino and Latin American communities and create intercultural awareness. Third, the Festival sought to strengthen intercultural relations between the Latino community and other ethnic and cultural groups. Finally, the Festival wanted to provide an outlet for Latino producers, directors, and writers to screen and discuss their work in the Greater Boson area. Now, eleven years later, we are extremely proud of our accomplishments, yet realize that our work is never done. We look forward to another great year!

See you at the movies!


Jose Augusto Barriga
Festival Director
Boston Latino International Film Festival

When: November 14-15, 16-17, 23-24.

Location: Harvard University Tsai Auditorium (14-15 & 23-24); Northeastern University #20 West Village F (16-17)

For more information please visit the event’s website at

BLIFF 2013 brochure (R)

BLIFF2013 poster

Italian Language Caffé

Are you looking for an informal and sociable way of improving your Italian? Then you need a conversation group where you can oratice speaking, meet new friends, learn about italian culture, playing games, while drinking a real Italian espresso!

When: Thursdays 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: 273 Ryder Hall

For more information please contact contact professor Gina Maiellaro at .

Caffé Italiano 2012

Japanese House

Families can explore every corner of this fully-equipped Japanese house reconstructed in Boston by Japanese carpenters. Japanese family life, customs, ceremonies, art, architecture and seasonal events are all highlighted in the fully functional 100-year-old house inside the Museum.

This House was a gift to the City of Boston from the City of Kyoto on the 20th Anniversary of their sister city relationship in 1979. It was brought to the United States piece by piece and rebuilt at Boston Children’s Museum, where it still stands today. Very few of these houses still exist even in Japan, so come explore this rare and very special landmark.

When: Ongoing
Location: Boston Children’s Museum, 308 Congress St Boston, MA 02210

For more information click here.

Sacred Pages: Conversations about the Qur’an

“Sacred Pages” offers visitors a way to broaden their understanding of the Qur’an, Islam, and Islamic art. Drawing upon the MFA’s rich collection of loose pages from Qur’ans dating from medieval to modern times, this exhibition showcases 25 examples, illustrating their significance as masterful and sacred works of art and exploring how these objects are understood by individual followers of Islam living in the Boston area today. Twenty-four people, from all walks of life, have written labels for this exhibition. These individuals, all Muslims from the Boston area, visited the Museum in the early months of 2013 to meet one another and select a page to write about. These beautiful works of Arabic calligraphy, made as early as the 8th and as recently as the 20th century, were created in Egypt, Morocco, Iran, and Turkey. The diversity of time and place of production is mirrored by the manner in which they are displayed, as the exhibition pairs curatorial interpretation about developments in Islamic art with personal statements by members of Boston’s Islamic communities invited to share their comments and reactions to the pages.

When: Until February 23, 2014
Location: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115

For more information click here.

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    World Languages Center